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acetin

[as-i-tin]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, thick, hygroscopic liquid, C5H10O4: used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives.
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Origin of acetin

First recorded in 1870–75; acet- + -in2
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Historical Examples of acetin

  • Determine the acetin value of the residue at in terms of glycerol.

    Soap-Making Manual

    E. G. Thomssen

  • The glycerine may also be determined by the acetin or bichromate methods after driving off the alcohol and ether if so desired.

    Soap-Making Manual

    E. G. Thomssen

  • Determine the apparent percentage of glycerol in the sample by the acetin process as described.

    Soap-Making Manual

    E. G. Thomssen

  • An approximation to the quantity can be obtained from the spread between the acetin and bichromate results on such distillates.

    Soap-Making Manual

    E. G. Thomssen